DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR THE PRESCHOOL AGE

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR THE PRESCHOOL AGE

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Code
98299
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 10841 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES (L-19) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-PSI/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES)
semester
1° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

AIMS: a) Providing a theoretical and methodological framework of reference for the study of developmental processes; b) promoting knowledge of psychological development, of the processes and mechanisms underlying it, of the causes determining it.

Specific Learning outcomes

The course aims to make to acquire knowledge and skills related to the main stages of development in preschool and some useful observational tools for educational settings.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding: Students must acquire adequate knowledge and an effective ability to understand psychological development from birth to early childhood.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: Students must be able to apply the acquired knowledge and to understand any problematic situations for the development
Making judgments: Students must be able to use, on a conceptual and operational level, in educational contexts the acquired knowledge.
Communication skills: Students must acquire the technical language to communicate clearly and unambiguously with specialist and non-specialist interlocutors.
Learning skills: Students must develop adequate learning skills that allow them to continue to deepen independently the main topics of the discipline, especially in the working contexts in which they will operate.

Teaching methods

The course will take place through lectures, group exercises, and individual exercises to be carried out using Aulaweb

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main stages of development will be discussed, with particular reference to the development of perceptual skills, cognitive, linguistic, and relational in infancy and early childhood. A reflection on the educational challenges to aspects of the development will be carried out. The monographic part of the course will consist of two texts: one focused on the regulation processes development and the other presenting the Italian version of a parent/teacher report to assess the development of communication and language.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Attending and non-attending students have to prepare the exam on these texts:

J.R. Gillibrand, V. Lam, V. O’Donnell, M.A. Tallandini, Psicologia dello sviluppo, Milano Torino, Pearson Italia, 2019, II edizione.

M.C. Usai, L. Traverso, P. Viterbori, V. De Franchis, 2012, Diamoci una regolata! Guida pratica per promuovere l’autoregolazione a casa e a scuola, Milano, Angeli,

M.C. Caselli, A. Bello , P. Rinaldi , S. Stefanini , P.Pasqualetti, 2007, IL PRIMO VOCABOLARIO DEL BAMBINO: GESTI, PAROLE E FRASI. Valori di riferimento fra 8 e 36 mesi delle Forme complete e delle Forme brevi del questionario MacArthur-Bates CDI, Milano, Angeli.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: So far, the office is closed because of the rules on social distancing. Office hours will be communicated when the office is open again. Meanwhile, students can contact me by email, or with other means at distance.  

Ricevimento: On wednesday 11-13,  room 4A9. During the COVID-19 emergency period, students will be received by appointment via the Teams platform.

Exam Board

MARIA CARMEN USAI (President)

PAOLA VITERBORI (President Substitute)

SERGIO MORRA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course will take place through lectures, group exercises, and individual exercises to be carried out using Aulaweb

LESSONS START

1st semester

EXAMS

Exam description

Multiple-choice tests.

If the restrictions due to the COVID-19 emergency continue, the examination modalities can be changed.

Assessment methods

For all students, the exam includes a written test with multiple-choice questions on the program. The test is intended to assess understanding of the topics covered in class, the acquired knowledge, and the ability to use this information in the developmental observation. 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
20/05/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
03/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
17/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
08/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
09/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with certified learning disabilities can contact the teacher for any measures aimed at supporting the learning process.
Foreign students may contact the teacher to substitute the suggested bibliography in Italian with books or articles in English.